It doesn’t take something dramatic to help restore our faith in humanity.
Recently two Iowa students found and returned a wallet lost at their high school football game. It only contained a few dollars and ID but it’s their experience of returning it that’s worth noting. They said, “The feeling of giving that wallet back, the joy of his parents just made it that much better.”
Minor as this incident may seem midst the mammoth quagmire of global issues, it reminds us that real value is more than monetary.
They could have kept the wallet, spent the money, and no one would have known. Except them. But they chose to return it. They lost that money. But what did they gain? Well, they described it, the joy of giving. What a simple, inspiring lesson! It’s as simple as being truthful, making that choice.
Imagine the impact if we all did that, all the time? Let’s find out by joining those boys and doing the same with the choices we make. It won’t make headlines but it will create more joy.